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Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by whutdidyousay, Aug 2, 2009.
Tornado technologies can blue it for you.
Durabake won't work. The finish is too thick.
I sent a S&W 586 to the factory for recall and asked them to reblue as it had some finish problems. I would rate it as a good job, but not excelent work for 195.00 and six week turn around. I talked with customer service guy that said you can never get a perfect blue job on a old gun, maybe he is right..don't know, first reblue job for me. Think I would look around town a bit before sending another gun to S&W for that service...I'll post pic's later.
In my case it was a recall on that model for fireing pin bushing, so S&W set me up with shipping otherwise yes, you can't ship without one.
If you are shipping a gun that is registered to you to a gunsmith or FFL for repairs it can be sent right back to you without an FFL.
No experience with wonder-blue.
I have used OXPHO-BLUE from Brownell's and it is an excellent product. Very wear resistant and very corrosion resistant too. Gives a great gloss and is easy to use.
You can do it at home and in this weather you can set the gun in the sun for a few minutes to heat it up for best results.
There should be a Blue-Wonder video on you-tube.
Huh? If you bought it, you own it. If you mean "not in your name" for warranty work, S&W is not too picky about that, though that gun is well older than when the lifetime warranty went into effect.
Check with Wilamette Valley gunsmiths. They are well known for doing good bluing. No need for expensive shipping.
In my experience, spray-on "paint" like finishes just never look right - unless a painted-on look doesn't bug you. Cold blue never lasts in my experience, but it's cheap to try to see if you can get a decent one.
Where is Tornado Technologies located?
A s&w revolver deserves a good polish and blue. I've never thought at-home do-it-yourself gun blue kits are right for a nice revolver. But thats just my two cents worth. Try Koonce Custom in Salem. I've not seen his work (at least not his polish and bluing), but I know he's set up to do it.